Estrangement Inside a Home, 2020

A. Rauf

Acrylic, pumice, cheesecloth, modelling paste, twine, gloss and matte mediums on canvas

This work depicts the complexity of one's home. You can have the ideal home but still experience a sense of not belonging, more specifically, feeling detached from it.

The dark, eerie background contrasts with colourful shapes to showcase how the internal soul is consistently striving for creativity despite the external challenges faced within a home. The darkness enclosing around the soul displays the pressure to conform to societal norms in order to gain a "perfect" home.